Chaplin Reviews

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July 24, 2018
What is stunningly good about Chaplin, despite the script, is the central performance by Robert Downey Jr.
May 2, 2018
Robert Downey, Jr.'s performance in extreme youth and decrepitude carries Attenborough's vainglorious project through scene after sketchy scene.
January 3, 2018
Downey has a perfect ear for the Chaplin accent, the way it climbed from Cockney to minced posh, and a perfect boot and fist for the slapstick; the one thing he doesn't have is an eye on his own brilliance.
December 4, 2008
It's a loving and often endearing homage to a man, but as with all things Hollywood, it ain't history
October 16, 2008
The movie was clearly made with a lot of love, and it has one deciding factor that sells it: Robert Downey Jr.
February 27, 2008
For all the movie's undisputed competence, grand and inspired moments are thin on the ground.
February 27, 2008
Robert Downey Jr., does an impressive job as the title character, perfectly recreating Chaplin's range of English accents and mimicking, with astonishing precision, the gait and gestures of the Little Tramp.
February 21, 2008
February 5, 2007
Robert Downey enhales Chaplin's Autobiography and wears the Little Tramp's persona effectively
October 21, 2005
Actually, it's a pretty bad movie, but Robert Downey Jr. is so great that you can forget nearly all of the clunky storytelling.
April 22, 2005
Great bio-pic with Downey at his best.
April 7, 2005
August 19, 2004
August 15, 2004
Worthwhile for Downey's magnificent portrayal.
May 27, 2004
February 4, 2004
[A] well-made film.
January 22, 2004
November 5, 2003
September 4, 2003
January 10, 2003
Robert Downey Jr. is brilliant in this guilty pleasure.
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